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Nuclear legislation

Nuclear Legislation in OECD and NEA Countries: Italy
Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities
This country profile provides a detailed review of a full range of nuclear law topics, including: the general regulatory regime, including mining; radioactive substances and equipment; nuclear installations; trade in nuclear materials; radiation protection; radioactive waste management; non-proliferation and physical protection; transport; and nuclear third party liability. This profile was last updated in 2010.

Primary nuclear legislation

Law 1860/1962 on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (in force as of 25 May 2018) [Italian]

Legislative Decree 31/2010 setting out rules for the siting, construction and operation on the national territory of nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel fabrication facilities, storage systems for spent fuel and radioactive waste, as well as compensatory measures and public information campaign [Italian]

Law 99/2009 Provisions for the development and internationalization of companies, as well as energy (Art. 25 provisions on nuclear energy ) [Italian]

Legislative Decree 185/2011 Implementation of Directive 2009/71/EURATOM establishing a community framework for the safety of nuclear installations [Italian]

Legislative Decree 45/2014 Implementation of Directive 2011/70/EURATOM, which establishes a community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste [Italian]

Legislative Decree 137/2017 Implementation of Directive 2014/87/Euratom which amends Directive 2009/71/Euratom establishing a community framework for nuclear safety of nuclear installations [Italian]

Related links

Nuclear facts and figures for OECD countries
Number of nuclear units connected to the grid; Nuclear electricity generation (net TWh); Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply.

IEA energy statistics: Italy
Data is available in the following areas: coal, oil and gas use; electricity production, supply and consumption; heat production, supply and consumption; and graphs of sectorial final consumption by source.

Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Italy

Radioactive Waste Management Programmes in NEA Member Countries:

Related NEA publications

Nuclear Energy Data
Nuclear Energy Data is the NEA's annual compilation of essential statistics on electricity generation and nuclear power in OECD countries. The reader will have quick and easy reference to the status of and projected trends in total electricity generating capacity, nuclear generating capacity, and actual electricity production, as well as to supply and demand for nuclear fuel cycle services.

Uranium: Resources, Production and Demand
A Joint Report by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency
The "Red Book" provides analyses and information from 41 producing and consuming countries. The present edition provides the most recent review of world uranium market fundamentals and presents data on global uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements.

Last updated: 17 March 2020